Topic: How does the contact between languages reflect the contact between societies? Can language be used as evidence of asymmetric relationships between groups and societies? Can the use of language create asymmetric relationships?
I think that a language can clearly show the relationships between different societies and language can be used to show the relationship between racial groups. Languages are created with the use of biological factors of humans. For example, for a language to exist, first sounds have to be produced using the mouth and different racial groups have similar languages. This is because according to their biological setup, the sounds that are used often in their language are the sounds that are easier to produce. For example this is why all “asian” languages are very similar as well as most “african” languages. This is clear evidence that languages can be used to link different groups and societies due to their biological make-up. Another great example is as simple as the word “Mom” or “Mother”. In the english language the word “Mom” is used to define the female parent of a human offspring. In Turkish this word is “Anne”. I think that according to the biological make-up of different races, the word for a mother is the word easiest for a human inphant to pronounce and produce, maybe a sign of evolution. Why do you think that all animal newborns of the same species have the same “call” for their mothers when under danger? It is simply because it is the sound that’s easiest for them to produce and we can say that this applies to all humans of different races. So possibly we can say that around all of Europe, the word for mother is very similar to “Mom” or “Mama” and this means that all Europeans are very close/similar to each other in terms of biological make-up. In conclusion, this is why I think that languages that are very similar to each other can be used to show biological similarities and possible relationships between racial groups and societies.